Senior Data Engineer (Palantir Foundry)

Job Description

Data Engineer (Palantir Foundry)


Location: UK, United Kingdom

Business Unit: Babcock Corporate Services

Purpose of role

The role of Data Engineer is embedded in the Data Engineering Team. You will have the opportunity to work with richly grained data sets drawn from a diverse range of sources and to collaborate with a large team of Data Engineers.

You will also work alongside Dashboard Developers, Testers, Analysts and Project Managers throughout the software development life cycle. Babcock is an international organisation and career development opportunities are not limited to the UK.

Key tasks
To support the development and delivery of high-quality corporate data assets using the Palantir Foundry
Gather requirements for new data sets and implement solutions that address them
Design and implement data pipelines in collaboration with our data users and other internal teams
Work with IT and business stakeholders to identify and define the business problems and business case and be able to express the context of the change within the business strategy and BI Roadmap
Use your investigative nature and problem-solving skills to understand how data and technology drives business forward and innovate new ways that enable competitive advantage
Provide guidance across the stakeholder community and work with the Principle Data Engineers to ensure all solutions are fit for purpose and deliver business value
Coordinate the definition, evaluation and agreement of the business solution options in collaboration with the BI Architect and BI Technical Leads
You will be responsible for developing and maintaining Data Source, Transform, and Ontology Projects in Palantir Foundry.
You should be confident at highlighting issues, providing estimates and delivering progress reports to project managers and your team leader and attend daily stand-ups.
You will work with the team and follow the established quality process and coding standards.
You will be joining an established team responsible for delivering BI Solutions to meet customer requirements and departmental standards.
You will also be responsible for providing technical help and product knowledge where needed.

What do I need to do the role?

Experience with Palantir Foundry or commitment to learn the platform
Extensive experience with the Python programming language
Proficient in SQL
Data warehouse or data pipeline experience
Experience with analysing reporting performance and recommending tuning improvements.
Significant experience of gathering and documenting high quality business requirements, interacting with business stakeholders through workshops, meetings, and written communication
Proven experience of working closely with business stakeholders and IT teams to deliver robust and efficient solutions
Understanding of the concepts pertaining to dimensional modelling, Data Warehousing techniques, methodologies, and data modelling tools
Able to work independently with limited technical direction
Able to work on a range of tasks including high levels of complexity

Experience with Palantir Foundry quiver and workshop projects
Knowledge of Big Data framework and related technologies (Spark, Hive, Hadoop, NoSQL...)
Experience with APIs


Ability to understand decisions that need to be made by the business owners and administration of reports, dashboards, schedules, jobs, databases, storage, etc.
Commited to excellence in everything you do with a real desire to deliver quality service to customers at all times
Extremely self-motivated to learn and ramp up on emerging technologies and tools
Flexible, hard-working and thorough
Well-developed communication and presentation skills
Aptitude to work collaboratively across IT and non IT departments
Ability to effectively communicate and influence others
Experience of working in technical teams with large enterprise class systems
Must be able to follow agreed processes and make suggestions for improvements
Good creative thinking, problem solving and analytical skills
Willingness to undertake reasonable travel for work

Proven ability to build trust with stakeholders
Current Security clearance

Security Check (SC) required.

Application Guidance

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